Holiday Cupcake Recipes

Fun cupcake recipes for Valentine's Day, Easter, Halloween, Christmas, and more!

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Chai Cupcakes

Rating: Unrated
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If you are a fan of Chai tea and Chai lattes, this is a way to incorporate those flavors into your sweets.

Candy Corn Cupcakes

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A cute way of making cupcakes so that they will have the colored layers of candy corn. Fun for Halloween!
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Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes

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This hearty pumpkin cupcake with a cinnamon-cream cheese frosting is good in the fall or any other time of the year.
Holiday Cupcakes

Frankenstein Cupcakes

Rating: Unrated
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Frankenstein cupcakes are perfect for Halloween parties! Frosting is shaped to form a square head, candies are used for facial features, and a small amount of piping is used for the details!

Almond Cupcake with Salted Caramel Buttercream Frosting

Rating: Unrated
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A delicious cupcake with a to-die-for frosting! I came up with this for my friend's wedding--she wanted something different for her wedding cake (cupcakes). It turned out so good that I had to share!
Holiday Cakes

Candy'D Sweet Potato Cupcakes with Brown Sugar Icing

Rating: Unrated
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A very light and airy cupcake with brown sugar icing. Topped with optional toasted marshmallows and a pecan half, these little cakes taste just like its Holiday Sweet Potato dish counterpart, but with a cupcake-y twist!

Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes With Cream Cheese Frosting

Rating: Unrated
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Definitely a hit for Halloween!

Monster Mini Cupcakes

Mini cupcakes are usually just the right size for most kids. These little monsters are made out of chocolate cupcakes baked from scratch. You will need a grass tip in order to create the fur. You can make them different colors by using other food colors.

Rick's Special Buttercream Frosting

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"Truly an exceptional frosting, especially when butter is substituted for half of the shortening." – naples34102

Rolled Fondant

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We've always got an eye out for creativity.
Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

Pineapple Upside Down Cupcakes

Rating: Unrated
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Love to make these little guys for family gatherings or just as treats for home to pack into lunches. Easy recipe to make. Adaptations can be made to make this completely from scratch. This is just a yummy simplified version!
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Carrot Cupcakes with White Chocolate Cream Cheese Icing

Rating: Unrated
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This is a very moist and light carrot muffin. It's not too sweet and not greasy like other carrot muffins/cakes. The White Chocolate Cream Cheese Icing adds just enough sweetness to round it off.

Inspiration and Ideas

Our Spookiest Halloween Cupcake Decorating Ideas

Learn how to create scary looking cupcakes, from monsters to mummies, with these Halloween-inspired recipes.

3 Easy Ways to Frost Cupcakes

Try these three different ways to decorate your cupcakes: spreading and piping frosting, and dipping the tops into chocolate ganache or a pourable icing.

Mini Cheesecakes

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These aren't done with graham wafers, but with vanilla wafer cookies. They are fast, easy and excellent! Top with your favorite fruit pie filling.